Badfinger - No Matter What

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  1. StratUp

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    Awesome band. Sad story. Miss their sound.

     
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    A great song, with a killer bridge. “Knock down the old gray wall…” is pop poetry.
     
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    They were a great band I really liked this one
     
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    Love that song and yes, very sad story.
     
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    Yeah I started reading up on those guys a few months ago and it’s hard to believe the sadness and BS that went on with the band. It’s like you can’t make that crap up :(

    Excellent song, excellent production (No Matter What)
     
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    Wow I never heard of them. They sounds great. Thank you!
     
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    Loved it when it originally came out and still do. Main song played at my wedding.
    Yes a tragic tale that depicts the awful side of the industry, especially back then. They were super talented, George thought so, and well, that's endorsement enough for me.
     
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    love it...
    always loved the riff....
    and the sliding bass note down at the start
    very very catchy....
     
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    From my home town. Pete Ham’s brother had a music shop - bought my first guitar from him. I remember calling in the day he had the first supply of AVRI - love at 1st sight with the 52 tele.
    Retro add from local paper….
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    Their documentary was fascinating, and heartbreaking.
    They had a huge hit and yet their shoes had holes in them.
     
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    I knew they had some well known hits but I didn't know their story, just looked it up on Wikipedia, very sad indeed.

    Reminds me of a quote from Hunter Thompson addressing the TV industry but in this case seems to fit the music industry also:

    "The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason"
     
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    Day After Day still makes me shed a tear and reminds me of AM radios and trips to the beach in a Rambler, but this one makes me bang the steering wheel and rock like I'm in Wayne's World
     
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    Funny...I think Come and Get It is my least favorite Badfinger tune, and it may have been their most popular...and Paulie wrote it.
    Factlet: My semi-famous uncle was in The Magic Christian and I have a cool photo of him with Ringo and Peter Sellers.
     
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    Love that song. Used to play it in a Classic rock band years ago. And yes, their story is quite sad.
     
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    So very sad.

    And so true of so many bands.
     
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    Sad.

    Notoriety and monetary Success CAN be mutually exclusive.
    The ugly side of music.
     
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    I haven't watched that film for many years, but you just mentioning it conjures up an image of that final scene. I hope your uncle wasn't in THAT scene.
    The whole ethos of the book and the film is what we see today - some people will do ANYTHING to get on the internet and make some money, no matter how degrading the act.
     
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    Saw them in Las Vegas or Laughlin yeas ago. “Them” being Joey Molland with a house band backing him up, that was billed as Badfinger. Always dug their music. They were produced by, Paul McCarney I believe.

    The original members were a great band. Great band.
     
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    Back to the topic - I've always liked Badfinger and have a couple of albums and a cassette. For a band launched the way they were, I was always surprised that they weren't more popular. I have a memory of seeing them on TV, where Pete Ham played a glissando/slide up the guitar in the 2 seconds silence just before the end. Does anybody else remember this, and more importantly, does anybody have a recording of it?
     
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    And another thing...
    In the UK in the 1980s there was a radio programme called, "You probably think this song is about you".
    One episode was dedicated to Pete Ham's girlfriend and her telling the story of "Without You".
    Sorry, I don't have a recording of it.
     
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